Open casting online for Gordon Ramsay’s ‘F Word’
Does your family really know how to cook? FOX network has ordered a domestic version of the British Gordon Ramsay show “The F Word.” The show pits foodie families from around the country against each other in a cook-off. Online casting applications are being accepted through April 7 at thefwordcasting.com. The teams of four can be made up of family members, friends or co-workers.
Will there be a ‘Grease’ reunion for film’s 40th?
Olivia Newton-John told the Mirror that she’s “thinking up ways” to reunite the cast of the hit teen film “Grease.” She starred alongside John Travolta as lustful teens Danny and Sandy in the 1978 classic high school musical. Although she says there’s “nothing to announce yet,” the Mirror says she’s in talks with Travolta, who has yet to comment publicly on any possible reunion.
John and Leni Sinclair to hold book signings
Known for their contributions to the 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in Detroit and Ann Arbor, poet John Sinclair and photographer Leni Sinclair (former spouses) will host joint book signings next month. Leni, the 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist, will sign copies of her photos and John will sign copies of his book “It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader.” They’ll be at Crazy Wisdom Book Store and Tea Room, 114 S. Main in Ann Arbor from 4-6 p.m. Sunday and also at the Cannabis Counsel Law Offices at 2930 E. Jefferson in Detroit from 4-6 p.m. April 9. The artists are both activists and are known for their connection to the rock band the MC5, as well as other musicians.
Abby Lee Miller quits ‘Dance Moms’
Controversial reality star Abby Lee Miller has announced via Instagram that she is leaving her show “Dance Moms.” Miller is scheduled to be sentenced for her fraud conviction in two months (she could get more than two years in jail). “I will no longer take part in Dance Moms,” she posted on Instagram in all caps. “I have asked, begged, and even demanded creative credit for all the ideas, award-winning routines, themes and costuming — to no avail!” She accuses the producers of disrespect, saying “I just have a problem with being manipulated, disrespected and used day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt.” The show has already filmed season seven, and it’s unclear if that material will air.
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